Gettysburg Harrisburg Railroad

The Gettysburg-Harrisburg Railroad, which opened in 1884, was Gettysburg’s second railroad. It was the most direct route to Harrisburg.
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Gettysburg Harrisburg Railroad Part 1
Approximately a mile of the railroad still crosses the first day’s field. Over two miles of the railroad used to cross the fields of Pickett’s Charge to the foot of Little Round Top. Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Don Walters showed us the route of the railroad, including the parts that are still visible.
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Gettysburg Harrisburg Railroad Part 2
In part 2, we view some visible parts of the railroad ties in the borough.
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Gettysburg Harrisburg Railroad Part 3
In today’s post, Don takes the railroad across the fields of Pickett’s Charge.
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Gettysburg Harrisburg Railroad Part 4
In today’s post, Don Walters takes the Gettysburg Harrisburg Railroad across Hancock Avenue, and into the woods east of Weikert Hill on which sits the First New Jersey Brigade Monument.
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Gettysburg Harrisburg Railroad Part 5
In today’s post, we finish our Gettysburg Harrisburg Railroad tour at Round Top Park.
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